VP Mike Pence to visit Sutherland Springs in wake of Texas church shooting

Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence to meet with families, authorities on Wednesday

By RJ Marquez - Digital Journalist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Sutherland Springs on Wednesday in the wake of the mass church shooting that claimed the lives of at least 26 people and wounded 20 more. 

The shooter was identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley. 

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Pence took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Sutherland Springs to meet with families of the fallen, injured and law enforcement.

President Donald Trump is currently in Asia.

Trump decried the shooting on Monday as an "act of evil" and called it "horrific" during his first public remarks since the attack.

"This act of evil occurred as the victims and their families were in their place of sacred worship. We cannot put into words the pain and grief we all feel and we cannot begin to imagine the suffering of those who lost the ones they love," Trump said during a joint news conference in Tokyo.

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